Paul and Virginia by
Bernardin De Saint-Pierre 1891
125 illustrations by
There are three formats
Henry Altemus published the first two formats of this title in 1891.
There were two formats
1. Extra fine English Cloth. Emblematic design in gold silver and inks.
Gold edges. $3.00 (9 x 10 inches)-Boxed 1891-1897
2. Bound in Persian Leavnt Grain Morocco, Full Gilt, Gold edges $5.00
(Not seen) (9 x 10 inches) 1891- ca. 1900
3. Full English cloth. 9 x 10 inches (1898- ca. 1900)
This style was published with an 1891 title page (earlier) and an 1892
title page (later). With the exception of the date on the title page,
there is nothing that distinguished to editions. This fort was
published until 1897 although no title page date later than 1892 has
is a one page
flyer which advertises the first two formats of this title. The
advertisement is not dated but the $3.00 first format book was not
published after 1897 so this flyer dates between 1891-1897. This piece
is the same size and is quite similar to the flyers that advertise the
Dore Masterpieces and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.